Board of Directors


Thunder Bay, ON

Chair, August 2020 to August 2023

Mr. Van Damme is a registered professional forester (R.P.F.) since 1985 and is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  He has worked in many jurisdictions in North America and overseas as a consultant and co-owner of KBM Resources Group. KBM had forestry operations in Northwestern Ontario and Chile with an active trading partnership with Sweden. The firm has expanded its services to include aerial surveys using advanced sensors.  He is now an independent consultant serving public and private agencies.  He is also an Adjunct Professor at Lakehead University where he teaches forest policy and forest products marketing classes among other tasks and research programs. He graduated from Lakehead University with a Masters in Forest Science (genetics) in 1985.


Marathon, ON

Vice-Chair, July 2020 to July 2023

Mr. Brown has been the Chief Executive Officer of the North of Superior Healthcare Group since 2013, following progressively responsible roles in finance and operations at Wilson Memorial General Hospital in Marathon. Prior to his role in healthcare, Adam served in senior financial roles in both forestry and mining operations and began his career in public accounting. Adam is currently the Chair of North of Superior Counselling Programs, a member of the Technical Advisory Committee for the Northshore Natural Gas Project, past Chair of the Marathon Economic Development Corporation and has served in Executive Board level roles in numerous local and regional healthcare care and recreation organizations. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Finance from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota.


Hornepayne, ON

Director, May 2019 to May 2022

Ms. Roy-Ward is the President of JulieRW Consulting. Ms. Roy-Ward is a former CAO/Clerk/Treasurer with the Township of Hornepayne and former Administrator of the Hornepayne Roman Catholic Separate School Board. Her community involvement includes Director with the NordAski Board of Directors as well as past terms as a Delegate of the Northern Credit Union, as Vice President of the Hornepayne Economic Development Committee and as Secretary of the Hornepayne Three Bears Daycare Board of Directors. Ms. Roy-Ward holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo.


White River, ON

Director, January 2020 to June 2023

Ms. Forsyth has been employed by the Township of White River for nearly 20 years and is currently the CAO/Clerk/Treasurer. She is an active member of numerous community committees and boards, including the Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation Board of Directors since 2007, and Secretary/Treasurer for the White River Community Food Bank Committee and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 169. Ms. Forsyth is the chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, bringing knowledge and experience in the areas of economic development, management, human resources, labour negotiation and business. Ms. Forsyth is a long time resident of White River and holds a Bachelors Degree of Science in Management from Lake Superior State University.


Manitouwadge, ON

Director, July 2020 to July 2023

Mr. Goodwin is a lifetime resident of Manitouwadge. A graduate of the Recreation Leadership program at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology and Cabinet Maker program at Sault College, Mr. Goodwin spent 30 years in Municipal Recreation Management with the Township of Manitouwadge. With business ownership experience, he brings years of expertise in business planning & development, financial control and human resource management. His volunteering work includes Ducks Unlimited and the Manitouwadge Rod and Gun Club, as well as chairing the Local Citizen’s Committee for over 20 years. In 2009, he received Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement 2009.


Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg First Nation, ON

Director, August 2020 to August 2023

Mr. Gaudette is a proud member of Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg First Nation. He attended Sault College from 2013-2015 where he studied Natural Environment Technician. Over the summer seasons while attending Sault College, he was employed through Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg’s summer student program, and placed in the Lands and Resources department for 3 consecutive summers. After his education, he sought employment in the Forestry Industry and was hired on with Jackfish River Management, based out of Hornepayne, ON. Subsequent to Jackfish, he was hired on with Maygwayyawk Forestry Services (MFS), based out of White River, where he was a forestry technician. Mr. Gaudette is currently employed with Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg as the Lands and Resources Manager.


Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation, ON

Director, August 2020 to August 2023

Ms. Michano is a Band Manager for Biigtigong Nishnaabeg. Her community involvement includes serving as Band Manager and Chief Executive Officer for Biigtigong Nishnaabeg.

Staff Directory

Carmelo Notarbartolo
General Manager

Jory Caruso
Financial Manager
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Neil McDonald R.P.F.
Operations Manager
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Dana Bond
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Brett Redden
Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
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Alaina Vandervoort
Planning Forester
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Mathew Hodgkin
Silviculture Supervisor
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Kristina Smith
Silviculture Technician

Savannah Paton
Seasonal Silviculture Technician

Abhinay Arora
GIS Technical Specialist
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Shayle Lariviere
Senior GIS Technical Specialist
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Joshua Dejong
Forest Operations Technical Specialist
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Cell: 807-228-2031

Alexandre Grenier
Forest Operations Technical Specialist
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Cell: 807-708-0960